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Friday 20 April 2012

Christopher Barnes-


Electrode is to calf
As megapixel is to eye,
A painstaking transformer.
Purple-mould injuries bludgeon the head
-          Always this demonstrative shot.
The footsteps of your legend
Is ruinous.  Fuse-blowing vital chunks,
Alternating current hurled hangmen
Into regenerated undertakings.
Crackle goes an extra life.

(From The Electric Chair Poems)


White Coats enlightened us.
Extremities give rise to energy
(A charged switch
Stung yours).
A botch, by tears.
Cut-short.  No lovebird deliberates
Your cage in its pupil.  His Nikon, winceless,
Impotent to unsettle
Your lost-sleep eyes.
Cadaverousness engrossed that thick head
Into a knockabout bruise.

(From The Electric Chair Poems)

Christopher Barnes' first collection LOVEBITES is published by Chanticleer Press.  He is a participant for and has just had an art review published by Peels Magazine, UK

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